Professional Practice, Arts and Creative Industries (specialisation) BA Honours
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This 18 month distance education programme is a unique opportunity to extend your academic or professional diploma, professional certificate, higher national diploma, foundation degree or practice-based experience to BA Honours level while carrying on your professional activities.
Why study BA Professional Practice, Arts and Creative Industries (specialisation) at Middlesex University?
Our BAPP, Arts and Creative Industries (specialisation) course could benefit you if you are a practitioner in the creative and cultural industries, dance, musical theatre, music, performing arts, design, fine art, media and communication. We will enable you to develop your professional practice through engagement with a range of learning activities, culminating in a major practice-based project referred to as the professional inquiry.
The programme is delivered using a university virtual learning environment, online social networking tools, and campus sessions. This blended approach allows you to access individual support and to interact with other students in the BAPP, Arts and Creative Industries (specialisation) network during your studies.
Study is focused on developing professional practice by examining and exploring the issues that are important to you through professional inquiry
Your learning is developed through social networking web tools and supported through campus sessions
Academic advisers will facilitate your learning and support your development throughout the programme.
As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.
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Entry requirements UK & EU International How to apply Qualifications 96 UCAS points Candidates who wish to apply for BAPP, Arts and Creative Industries (specialisation) should hold one of the following qualifications: At least two years prior successful undergraduate study in an appropriate subject, an ordinary degree or foundation degree in an appropriate subject
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What you'll learn on the course
- Social Networking
- Communication Training
What will you study on the BA Professional Practice, Arts and Creative Industries (specialisation)?
This course is delivered using campus sessions and online social networking tools, with individual academic advisers provided for students on the course. You will be expected to have regular access to the web and email for the distance-learning elements of the programme.
The content of the course is mainly based on the exploration and understanding of professional practice with the introduction of relevant knowledge and skills to facilitate professional inquiry. Current practice-based experience is essential and all applicants are expected to show that they will be engaged in practice either full time, part time, paid or voluntary, or through professional engagements.
You will be assigned tasks that involve: creating blogs and wikis; reflective reports; written reports; audio-visual resources, professional artefacts, inquiry projects, and oral presentations. Students will engage in reflection upon their practice, and be expected to communicate with other students and other professionals about their studies, work and ideas. The focus is on the establishing practice of the student rather than content 'owned' or 'held' by the University. The programme introduces higher education capabilities and skills and develops professional practice. This builds in complexity, leading to a major project based upon and designed to benefit professional practice.
The programme consists of three modules:
- Establishing Professional Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory
- Principles of Professional Inquiry (30 credits) - Compulsory
- Professional Inquiry (60 credits) – Compulsory
Themes in the programme include:
- Establishing and developing reflexive practice
- Application of communication technologies
- Professional networking
- Professional ethics, inquiry planning and tools
- Carrying out a professional inquiry in the workplace or in practice